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Teachers Are Nation Builders: “Pay Us as Such”

The Bahamas Union of Teachers has rejected government’s proposal on a new industrial agreement according to BUT President Belinda Wilson.

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NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A decision by the teachers’ union to reject the government’s proposal on a new industrial agreement was the focus of a presentation today – by Bahamas Union of Teachers President, Belinda Wilson.



According to BUT President Wilson, since 2008, an entry-level teacher’s salary was set at $25,000 annually. She says compensation needs to match cost of living increases.

While 99 percent of the contract negotiations are done, it’s the compensation aspect that remains untouched. While claiming teachers understand the economic climate, Wilson was very critical of government’s priorities.

Discussions are set to resume later this month, however Wilson notes her members are
prepared for industrial action.

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